Educators of Distinction



An Educator of Distinction is a Mt. SAC professor, staff member, or manager who is nominated by a Mt. SAC
student to be recognized for outstanding contributions to the student experience at Mt. SAC.

Selection Process

Employees* can be nominated via the online nomination form that will be open to all Mt. SAC students during the Spring semester. Candidate information will be compiled and the Educators of Distinction Committee will review all nominations and rate each educator according to a predetermined criteria.  Based on scoring, the Educators of Distinction Committee will select approximately five (5) Educators of Distinction Recipients. 

The selected educators will be honored at a formal ceremony in the Spring semester and will receive a plaque, lapel pin, and legislative commendations in recognition of their achievements. 

The awards are sponsored by the Associated Students.

*Employees may not nominate themselves.


Students should nominate a Mt. SAC employee who they feel:

  1. Made a positive impact on their education
  2. Has provided a beneficial influence in their life
  3. Has motivated them to realize their goals
  4. Selected recipients may receive this award every five (5) years through the nomination process

Criteria subject to change


Questions? Contact Leslie Hennings at

Nominations Closed

Online Nominations Closed 

Former Recipients

Click here view a list of previous Educators of Distinction. 

Photo Gallery

CLICK HERE to view photos from previous years.


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